Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends. This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better. Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.
Together we can do this!
January 29, 2017: Thank goodness Sunday is my day of rest. We did absolutely nothing today. We went to the grocery store, ran some other errands and basically chilled. There wasn’t any football on television and me and the hub actually felt a little lost. Miles Moved: 1.54
January 30, 2017: I’m finding that when I get back into my routine on Mondays, I kind of miss it. What do they say about a body being in motion, stays in motion? That never really made sense until now. I enjoy my walking. It has made a HUGE difference already in my legs. I walk taller for some reason which is weird. Miles Moved: 1.62
January 31, 2017: I’m mixing my walk up around the parking lot these days – people don’t know if I’m coming or going and that’s hilarious. I think a lot of people in my normal route were getting used to me and have started waving at me now. I’m still doing the same route but just in different directions. It makes it feel new which keeps it exciting. Miles Moved: 2.02
February 1, 2017: No matter what kind of day you can be having, I’m *loving* taking my lunch by walking out my frustrations. Frustrations of not balancing my work numbers, having a huge workload – you name it. It’s great to get out and pound the pavement to see what I can do. And it feels better when I come in and hit the paperwork again. Even better. I spoke with the hub and we are moving the weigh in until this Saturday since it falls in the middle of the week. Hopefully, something is starting to show up on the scales as well. Miles Moved: 2.21
February 2, 2017: Something is going on with my exercise ring on my i-Watch. It doesn’t hardly move – LOL. I mean I’m literally exercising 30 minutes a day. My activity ring is running circles, some days doubling my movement. But the green exercise ring doesn’t make it around. It infuriates me. But never fear, my sister is looking into it to see maybe if I’m doing something wrong. And today for work, I went on a VERY long walk all around where I work. These surrounding people in other offices are going to start recognizing me – giggles. Miles Moved 2.19
February 3, 2017: My day of rest from walking at work – this is good. I use Fridays to get caught up with work from the week and if I get time, I walk but I don’t force it. I do this also because I know me and the hub unit will do our own walking together tomorrow. 2.33 Miles Moved
February 4, 2017: Weigh day! And we are running errands all.day.long and putting a nice walk in their somewhere together. 1.51 Miles Moved
Thoughts for the Week/Month: We weighed in Saturday and I’m officially down 12 pounds for January 2017 – can I get a whoo-hoo! I’m excited about that! In years past, I would jump in and lose a lot of weight but then I struggled at keeping it off. This time, I’m trying to change eating habits and learning to live healthier. It’s a huge difference… slow but sure. I’m walking more. I’m feeling better about myself. My pain levels are dropping – not gone but dropping. I feel a huge difference in my body – especially my legs and butt. And with making little changes, we are eating healthier. I had one person ask me, “How much did you lose?” When I told them 12 pounds, they responded with, “Is that all?!” I smiled and shook my head. It’s okay. It may not be something to you but to me, it’s TWELVE pounds and that 12 pounds will snowball into more pounds and guess what I’ll be doing at the end? I’ll be the one smiling feeling awfully darn proud of myself!
This week walked: 13.42
TOTAL 2017 Miles: 58.65
January Weight Loss: -12.00 pounds (88 more to go!)